K12 Headlines

5/15/2013

5/15/2013

Lisa Nelson of the Innovative Educator blog looked to her peers for ideas on how to use Pinterest as a creative tool and was surprised that she was unable to get any help. Then she discovered Pinterest guru NewYorkBob and the ideas began flowing. Here are her five favorites.

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While technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn, federal and state governments insulate schools from the disruptions technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Here are five strategies for successful teacher adoption of education technology.

5/15/2013

In collaboration with AASA, The School Superintendents Association and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Gartner, Inc., has released a series of district case studies and videos that demonstrate best practices for school districts seeking to improve student achievement through data use.

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The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is managing the standards creation and feedback process, offers a wealth of information on its website to help district staff understand the process and get their questions answered.

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Killeen Independent School District (ISD)—whose more than 6,100 staff members serve approximately 42,000 students—is deepening its relationship with ASCD to meet its professional development goals.

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If you're looking for software for your school or district, the SIIA CODiE Award winners may be a good place to start. From the cloud to mobile to collaboration, this list gives district CIOs a place to start when preparing an RFP or doing a software application search.

5/15/2013

BYOD guidelines are just being defined, but one warning must rise above the din, this author says: never, ever, try to gain unauthorized access to an employee's private social networking site.

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Over the past decade, the United States has spent upwards of $100 billion on K12 classroom technology to no discernible effect. The reason is clear: most education technology in use in K12 classrooms is not integrated into core instruction, and thus offers limited educational value.

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A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents whose children are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational value in such devices as a result of their first-hand experience.

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If you needed more proof kids are getting better and better with technology, look no further than Murdock Middle School, part of the Charlotte County Public Schools in Port Charlotte, Fla. Students there are earning the same certificates as professionals working in the high-tech industry.

5/15/2013

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, announced Promethean’s ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments.

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On Monday, a group of Senate Democrats, accompanied by members of the American Federation of Teachers, called on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Education to stop implementing the Common Core standards, which Corbett's Democratic predecessor, Gov. Ed Rendell, started to get students ready for college and careers.

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June 8-14, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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September 24-27, 2013

Chicago, Ill.

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June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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